January 26, 2005

Kleinau Theatre performance series announced

by Paula M. Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Marion Kleinau Theatre launches its spring 2005 performance series with a faculty showcase at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.

The intimate, 110-seat theater on the second floor of the Communications Building, is part of the Department of Speech Communication.

All presentations begin promptly at 8 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for a student with ID. Reservations are a good idea; e-mail at Kleinau@siu.edu or call the box office at 618/453-5618.

Here's the spring lineup:

  • Saturday, Jan. 29: "An Evening of Faculty Performances;" free.
  • Thursday-Saturday. Feb. 10-12: "Dying of Life or ‘On the Response/ability of Love,'" directed by Sandra Calderon Garza, a doctoral student in speech communication.
  • Thursday-Saturday. March 3-5: Double bill featuring "Tucked Away," written and directed by Amy Darnell, a graduate teaching assistant in speech communication, and "Like a Virgin, Love a Whore: Performing Consequential Femininities," written by Amy Pinney, a doctoral student in speech communication, and directed by Scott William Gust, a graduate teaching assistant in the department.
  • Thursday-Saturday. April 21-23: "By Body," written and directed by Ronald S. Pelias, professor of speech communication.
  • Monday-Saturday. April 25-30: "Erratic, Unauthorized and Historically Accurate," by guest artist-in-residence Stephanie Juno. Free and sponsored in part by the Student Fine Arts Activity Fee.
  • Monday, May 2: "Performing Culture Spotlight Performances," free.
  • Wednesday, May 4: "Advanced Classes Spotlight Performances," free.

Expanding cultural outreach is among the goals of "Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment," a long-range plan SIUC is following as it prepares for its 150th birthday in 2019.